Introduction Paper to ESGA Members organizing one of the two ESGA Tournaments
The main objective of ESGA is to promote and facilitate golf and friendly relations between its members. For this purpose ESGA has been organizing on an annual basis the ESGA Senior Team Championship & Cup for senior men of age 55 and above since 1982 as well the ESGA Masters Team Championship & Cup for senior men of age 70 and above since 2000.
Both tournaments are team events and consist of a gross and a net competition over three days plus a practice day. The General Assembly (GA), held annually during the ESGA Senior Team Championship & Cup, decides on the venues at least three years in advance. In principle by rotation of nations.
A delegation of the ESGA Board will visit the host country at least one and a half years before the event. During this visit the organization will be analyzed together with the Organizing Committee on the basis of a checklist. Before a host country presents its proposal to the GA, the host country has to receive approval from the ESGA Board.
The host country presents the dates and the venue(s) at least one and a half years in advance and the program, the accommodation and the fees one year in advance at the GA. The ESGA Competition Rules, which can be found at the ESGA website, apply. All information, documents, entry forms etc. are to be submitted to the ESGA webmaster (Loose Media, Germany). The ESGA webmaster prepares and launches, after the approval of the ESGA Board, the tournament site with the program, entry forms, information etc. at least 6 months before the event.
Depending on local circumstances, such as climate, length of daylight etc. both tournaments should take place not before mid-June and not later than September. Avoid clashes with EGA tournaments for seniors!
Enclosed are the following two ESGA Papers as guidelines for the organization:
Information on the contents of the tournament documentation
Detailed checklist on each part of the tournament
The ESGA Board intends to watch over and to raise the quality of its tournaments, mainly determined by:
The quality of the organization and communication in the English language
The quality of the golf course(s)
The quality and choice of the hotel(s)
The logistics, accessibility etc.
The level of the fees
Please carefully study the ESGA Competition Rules incl. the recommendations!
Please note with regard to the fees: With respect to differences in more and less expensive countries, the GA is continuously asking to keep the fees as low as possible. Increasing fees may turn out counterproductive as members may decide to discontinue participation.